By Sara Blædel

A woman’s murder is only the beginning as a daughter races to unravel the maze of secrets her father left behind–before she becomes the next victim–in the latest emotionally gripping novel from Sara Blaedel, #1 internationally bestselling author with over 3 million copies sold worldwide.
After suddenly inheriting a funeral home from her father–who she hadn’t heard from in decades–Ilka Jensen has impulsively abandoned her quiet life in Denmark to visit the small town in rural Wisconsin where her father lived. There, she’s devastated to discover her father’s second family: a stepmother and two half sisters she never knew existed. And who aren’t the least bit welcoming, despite Ilka’s efforts to reach out.
Then a local woman is killed, seemingly the unfortunate victim of a home invasion turned violent. But when Ilka learns that the woman knew her father, it becomes increasingly clear that she may not have been a completely random victim after all.
The more Ilka digs into her father’s past, the more deeply entangled she becomes in a family drama that has spanned decades and claimed more than one life–and she may be the next victim…

First published by People’s Press in 2017

Denmark, People’s Press
Estonia, Pegasus
Latvia, Jumava Publishing
Norway, Bonnier Forlag
Sweden, Bokförlaget Polaris
US, Grand Central Publishing

Sara Blaedel knows how to reel in her readers and keep them utterly transfixed.
Tess Gerritsen

One of the best I’ve come across.
Michael Connelly

 Crime-writer superstar Sara Blaedel’s great skill is in weaving a heartbreaking social history into an edge-of-your-chair thriller.

The pacing is steady, and Blaedel does a fine job hooking the reader early, delivering another page-turner that packs a wicked cliff-hanger ending that’ll have her readers begging for the next book. […] Expertly written and deftly plotted, Her Father’s Secret is a wild, fun mystery that shows once again why Sara Blaedel is fast becoming one of the premier mystery writers in the game.
The Real Book Spy

Her Father’s Secret is well written and easy to read. The author describes in a committed manner the life at a  funeral parlour. […] You get a connection to all the characters and get to know the environment well. I also like the mix of relationships, challenges and mysteries. The book is a typical page-turner you read a little too quick. Rating: (4/5)
Instagram, bokhyllanmin

My father’s secret is a well-written, interesting and exciting story that leaves just enough question marks behind to make you very curious for the sequel and what will happen to Ilka and what hides in the past.
Blog, Boklysten

Warning, this book you will read in one sitting […] Absolutely superb!! Rating: 5/5.
Blog, Cissi Grip

It is a well-written, easy to read and entertaining book that contains colorful characters that I want to know more about. […] Rating: 4/5
Instagram, lollosbokhorna

The novel is very warm, cozy and enjoyable. Despite a corpse, a murder and a setting at a funeral parlour it manages the feat of being a truly relaxing read.
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